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RESORT DEAL BY MARCH?

Heralding the possible landing of a 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort as the start of a new economic era in Manteca, a unanimous City Council agreed to enter into an exclusive 60-day negotiating agreement with Great Wolf to hammer out a development agreement.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making tips an entitlement for entire staff

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COUNCIL: MAKE MAIN 4 LANES

Making it clear that Manteca has to look down the road the City Council directed staff to start a process that could ultimately lead to making Main Street four lanes through the central district.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You need to have a hunger to be hungry

So what is the value of standardized tests?

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NUNO SEEKS COUNCIL SEAT

Jose Nuno gets that the state says Manteca has enough land in the right color on zoning maps to accommodate affordable housing.

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$1.7M CASH FLOW TO CITY

The proposed deal with Great Wolf to build what will be the largest hotel in the Central Valley is the latest of three moves by the City of Manteca to secure more taxes to run municipal services while generating local jobs.

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Salesmen are just as vital as ever

It's been 53 years since I bought my first car - a 1967 Cougar with 120,000 miles on it that I purchased from my Aunt Verlie for $750.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Habit Burger plans store in Manteca near Panera

Manteca's Burger Boulevard without a doubt is a two block section of East Yosemite Avenue from just east of Highway 99 to Spreckels Avenue.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN

Santa arrives officially in Manteca aboard a fire engine as he is bringing up the rear of Saturday's twilight downtown Christmas parade.

December 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $250M DEAL

The biggest private sector investment ever in Manteca history - roughly $250 million - could create 500 permanent jobs, bring 500,000 more visitors a year to the city, provide an annual $18 million payroll, and cement Manteca's image as the family play destination of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The $16.66 a day water park deal

There is no easy way to say this, so here goes: the Manteca Waterslides aren't only long gone but they are passé to the nth degree.

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Shop, enjoy holiday cheer during 2-day park event

In the mood to sip Santa's Irish coffee or a Christmas peppermint cookie drink while browsing crafts, clothing and other vendors while browsing for gifts?

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. The following column first appeared on June 7, 2014

November 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


District elections for Manteca?

Manteca - if its four elected council members reflected the city's ethnic makeup based on the 2010 Census - would have at least one Latino. It ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council could OK 67th police officer Tuesday

Higher than projected taxable consumer spending in Manteca means the city will be able to hire its 67th police officer in April.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BAY AREA PRICE REALITY

Imagine, if you well, if one of the first California ranch-style houses built in Manteca's Shasta Park neighborhood had been built on a third ...

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NUTS ABOUT RIPON

The bees aren't the only buzz in Ripon this time of year.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALL TO STOP BUILDING

A group led by rural South Manteca residents are petitioning the Manteca City Council to place a moratorium on growth in the 200-year floodplain until ...

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WATER MAY FLOW AFTER FEB. 26

The first water to irrigate South County orchards and farmlands will likely start flowing through South San Joaquin Irrigation District canals between Feb. 26 and ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


POSTMARK 110 YEARS OLD

This marks the 110th year of a post office being based in Manteca.

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sierra completes unbeaten league season at Ranch

STOCKTON - Tiana Cello tallied two second-half goals to put the game away Tuesday in a 3-0 win for Sierra over host Weston Ranch in the ...

February 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CALLS UP 24.9% SINCE 2014

Manteca Police in 2017 handled 24.9 percent more calls for service than in 2014 despite lower level issues being shifted to online reporting.

February 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . ..

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WIN-WIN FOR MANTECA

Almost 85 percent of the $5.7 million cost of three projects aimed at enhancing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians as well as eliminating ...

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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